Over the next decade the population of Mount Roskill and Wesley is expected to grow dramatically.
Large residential developments are being planned to cater for this growth.
These new developments, which will be built on former industrial and commercial land, will put pressure on existing open spaces in the area.
One of the largest open spaces in the area, Mount Roskill War Memorial Park is well-positioned to respond to this population increase as it connects the two communities.
The Mount Roskill War Memorial Park draft plan
Puketāpapa Local Board has developed a draft master plan for Mount Roskill War Memorial Park.
The plan proposes a series of upgrades to this popular public space. These changes are expected to benefit a wide section of the Mount Roskill and Wesley communities, including those who use the park for recreation, community and social purposes.
Once finalised, the plan will set the direction for Mount Roskill War Memorial Park and help create a high-quality, sustainable and accessible park which will accommodate the future needs of the local community.
What the masterplan proposes to do
- Develop a multi-sport clubroom facility on the park to replace the softball clubrooms within the existing War Memorial hall complex
- Improve sports field lighting and drainage to maximise the use of fields during the winter months and after dark
- Improve accessibility on the path network, including adding increased seating
- Upgrade the May Road playground, skatepark, basketball half-court and adult exercise equipment
- Support naturalisation of Te Auaunga/ Oakley Creek by Healthy Waters and include passive recreation options such as an informal path circuit, artworks and natural play and educational features
- Upgrade a softball diamond to an artificial ‘skin’ surfacing.
What we want your feedback on
We'd like to know what you think of the draft plan and each of the potential park improvements.
We'd also like to know if you have any further suggestions.
When you can have your say
You can have your say from 11 November to 16 December 2019.
Get a copy of the plan and supporting documents